Wow! I cannot believe JAST* is still alive and well (again, huge shout-out to my mom for being my #1, and only, reader out there).
A lot has changed since my last installment, which looking back was just after the first peak of COVID-19. Here we are two years later and we are still finding our way through this pandemic mess. The supply chain is still slow and businesses are still effected. You know what wasn’t effected though? My love for my (then boyfriend) husband, and now toilet paper is finally starting to be restocked on store shelves!
Terrible segue? I agree, but listen. I’m breaking the rust off this old writing brain.
Don’t Scream, I’m Gonna Talk About 2020
While 2020 brought a lot of anxiety into the world paired with the most dramatic** United States political election I’ve ever witnessed, it was a blessing of a year for my family. My husband and I were able to get married in 2020 with just immediate family in attendance. While it wasn’t the wedding we were planning, it was the perfect reminder that a marriage is more than just a wedding (you’re welcome for that one liner. I know you’ll use it). Don’t worry, we did have our ‘fancy’ ceremony – or as my father called it, the “wearing of the dress” – in April 2021.
After getting (legally) marriage in June, we were able to purchase our first home in October 2020. Thanks to the pandemic, the housing market was very unpredictable in 2020 and we were able to actually afford a home. Again, another blessing in disguise.
Phew…Now Onto 2021
As 2021 brought us new hope, we realized it wouldn’t be much different from 2020. COVID-19 was still around, new variants were starting to spread, and ironically, the most dramatic*** political election seemed to still linger in the background.
In a much different sense, my husband and I were thankful 2021 was like 2020 because we had another life blessing headed our way as we found out we were expecting our first child!
As the hysteria over COVID-19 started to slow down, and my hormones ramped up and I experience, single-handedly, the most magical thing in life: pregnancy. Boy, do I have a lot of shower thoughts about pregnancy.
While I love writing about random shower thoughts, I find myself thinking about other things now too; parenthood, my son, parenthood, chocolate, parenthood, and oh yeah, my son.
With that said, buckle in for a while shift of blog content. Not only will I dabble into random, but VERY important, discussions, I will also dabble in my journey through parenthood, raising a son, and making it all come together. Will you join me?
*JAST = Just a Shower Thought. Are acronyms cool anymore? I hope so.
**This was me channeling my inner Chris Harrison (may he RIP as the former host of The Bachelor franchise). All my non-bachelor watchers, please ignore.
***Again, channeling my inner Chris Harrison. Maybe I just really want to be the host of The Bachelor? ABC, call me.